Butter, better?

We've all used those little single-serving (or for me, single-slice-of-toast) butter pads, and designer Yeongkeun Jeong thinks he can one-up the existing packaging.  The photo of his "Butter! Better!" design speaks for itself, showing how the lid doubles as a spreading knife.  The question is, do we really need this?  More plastic used for an (arguably) inferior usage experience?  Making things convenient but disposable isn't always "better" - but for this one, I suppose each user can decide on his own...
[via Core77]

4 comments:

Nick said...

Maybe you could argue that by using this spreader you could eliminate the need for a butter knife, so you would save water and energy by not having to wash as many utensils. But in most places, you are going to use your normal knife for butter purposes anyway. I think I fall on your side of this one. I can see those knives snapping a lot, especially when a restaurant gives you a frozen butter container.

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JJ said...

I hate to play the overprotective mother card, but does this product strike one as unsanitary? A part of the spreader doubles as package exterior, exposed to the world. If the purpose of the packaging is to keep contaminants out of the food, then it is poor form for the exterior packaging to come into contact with the food.

Dave Gustafson said...

Good points from both of you! I think it's easy to be seduced by a "clever" design, until (like you guys) you think a little more and realize it has quite a few shortcomings...